The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 53 52
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 27 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.18% 1.87% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 2.27% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 20
Median daily rate £325 £288 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -14.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £440 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -3.57% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £42.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +1.35% +21.31%  

Test Scripting is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 691 706 763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.49% 82.48% 82.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1830 2139
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 46
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £12.00 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £44.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Bristol

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
3 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 15 (32.61%) Selenium
5 14 (30.43%) Retail
6 13 (28.26%) Banking
6 13 (28.26%) Retail Banking
6 13 (28.26%) SQL
7 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (26.09%) BDD
8 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
8 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
8 9 (19.57%) QA
8 9 (19.57%) ISEB
9 8 (17.39%) Migration
9 8 (17.39%) Java
9 8 (17.39%) SAP
9 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (15.22%) .NET
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle
10 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
10 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
10 7 (15.22%) SDLC
10 7 (15.22%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
11 6 (13.04%) C#
11 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
11 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
12 5 (10.87%) Programme Management

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Apache
1 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (8.70%) Maximo
3 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (4.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (2.17%) HFM
5 1 (2.17%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (2.17%) iTrent
5 1 (2.17%) SAP CO
5 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
5 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) PuTTY
2 2 (4.35%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Essbase
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Selenium
2 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
2 9 (19.57%) WebDriver
3 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
4 4 (8.70%) HP UFT
4 4 (8.70%) JMeter
4 4 (8.70%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (4.35%) Ant
5 2 (4.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.35%) TestComplete
5 2 (4.35%) TestNG
5 2 (4.35%) Toad
6 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Retail
3 13 (28.26%) Banking
3 13 (28.26%) Retail Banking
4 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
5 5 (10.87%) Electronics
5 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
5 5 (10.87%) Marketing
6 3 (6.52%) Back Office
7 2 (4.35%) Billing
7 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Analyst
2 19 (41.30%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) QA Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Software Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Java Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) CRM Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) CRM Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) SOAP
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.17%) JSP
4 1 (2.17%) Servlets
4 1 (2.17%) WebSockets
4 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
1 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) Test Automation
3 12 (26.09%) BDD
3 12 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (17.39%) Migration
5 7 (15.22%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (15.22%) SDLC
6 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.87%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 5 (10.87%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (10.87%) Programme Management
7 5 (10.87%) Scrum
7 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
7 5 (10.87%) User Stories
8 4 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.70%) ERP
9 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 8 (17.39%) Java
3 6 (13.04%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) F#
4 2 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) ISEB
2 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) SAP
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (2.17%) BT
6 1 (2.17%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
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